Childless: A Novel

Childless: A Novel

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by James Dobson, Kurt Bruner
     
 

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The second installment in the riveting new trilogy from Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner transports readers to a not-too-distant future when the young and healthy strain under the burden of a rapidly aging population.

Everyone is nervous about how Judge Victor Santiago will rule. The case involved the tragic demise of a loving mother and her disabled son. A

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The second installment in the riveting new trilogy from Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner transports readers to a not-too-distant future when the young and healthy strain under the burden of a rapidly aging population.

Everyone is nervous about how Judge Victor Santiago will rule. The case involved the tragic demise of a loving mother and her disabled son. A common medical procedure has somehow created havoc across the legal and economic landscape. The president's popular Youth Initiative is losing momentum. Political and economic fortunes are at stake. That's why someone, somewhere, would rather put the judge in his grave than risk a wrong decision.

Tyler Cain, a once respected police detective turned sleazy private investigator, has been pulled into the middle of events way above his pay grade. He hopes the case will restore some measure of dignity. But does he have what it takes to find the potential assassin before time runs out?

He seeks help from Julia Davidson, a newly married journalist, who finds herself torn between the influence she craves and the husband she loves. She wants significance. But he wants a child. In Fatherless, Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner depicted a time in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. This eagerly awaited follow-up vividly imagines what happens when the abiding joys of parenthood are exchanged for the gradual deterioration of a CHILDLESS world.

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Library Journal
11/15/2013
The year is 2043, and America is struggling under the weight of its aging and sickly population. The country awaits a ruling by Judge Santiago on whether the elderly population should be euthanized to make room for the young. The battle rages on both sides of the debate, and soon the judge is receiving death threats. The second volume in the authors' dystopian trilogy (after Fatherless) explores the question of what is better for society, "making it easier for young people to marry and raise children and foster a society that welcomes the wisdom and support of our elderly…[or] pressure them toward the grave." VERDICT As founder of the socially conservative Focus on the Family organization, evangelical Christian author Dobson has his many fans, and this volume might also interest readers interested in examining these ethical dilemmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455513147
Publisher:
FaithWords
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
877,276
File size:
667 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, "Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson." He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised three U.S. presidents on family matters. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, CO.

Kurt Bruner serves as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Lake Pointe Church and on the adjunct faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary. A graduate of Talbot Seminary and former Vice President with Focus on the Family, Kurt led the teams creating films, magazines, books, and radio drama. As President of HomePointe Inc., he helps local church leaders create an ongoing culture of intentional families. Kurt is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books. Kurt and his wife, Olivia, have four children and live in Rockwall, Texas.

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Childless: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner in their new book, “Childless” Book Two in the Fatherless series published by FaithWords brings us back into the life of Julia Davidson. From the back cover:   The second installment in the riveting new trilogy from Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner transports readers to a not-too-distant future when the young and healthy strain under the burden of a rapidly aging population. Everyone is nervous about how Judge Victor Santiago will rule. The case involved the tragic demise of a loving mother and her disabled son. A common medical procedure has somehow created havoc across the legal and economic landscape. The president’s popular Youth Initiative is losing momentum. Political and economic fortunes are at stake. That’s why someone, somewhere, would rather put the judge in his grave than risk a wrong decision. Tyler Cain, a once respected police detective turned sleazy private investigator, has been pulled into the middle of events way above his pay grade. He hopes the case will restore some measure of dignity. But does he have what it takes to find the potential assassin before time runs out? He seeks help from Julia Davidson, a newly married journalist, who finds herself torn between the influence she craves and the husband she loves. She wants significance. But he wants a child. In Fatherless, Dr. James Dobson and Kurt Bruner depicted a time in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition. This eagerly awaited follow-up vividly imagines what happens when the abiding joys of parenthood are exchanged for the gradual deterioration of a CHILDLESS world. Welcome back to the future and it is most certainly not a brave new world.  A new world yes but it has become a dark twisted society where human life is treated casually and euthanasia is embraced for the “old” and “disabled”. Frightening yes what is even more frightening is that it is not a huge leap from the society that we live in today.  The Nazis tried to do some of this in World War II and some of this is going on today.  It is just when you total it all together and then add more to the pot that society is out of control and chaos is at hand.  The good guys remind me of the Resistance Movement in France during World War II.  They are fighting against overwhelming odds but they fight on anyway.  I enjoy that this is social commentary all wrapped up in a fiction thriller.  Make no doubt about this the lives of practically everyone are in very great danger and it gets progressively worse as the story unfolds.  Danger, action and adventure are all rolled up in a very exciting read.  These are wonderful characters that live and breathe on the pages and you care deeply for them.  This book does not disappoint at all.  I enjoyed it and I am so looking forward to the next book in this series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from FaithWords.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”